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In the Shakespeare play "As You Like It," Le Beau is a courtier who is part of the retinue of Duke Frederick. Duke Frederick is the father of Celia and the uncle of Rosalind.
Le Beau brings news to Celia and Rosalind of the results of the wrestling matches between Frederick's court wrestler (Charles) and three young challengers. Le Beau tells the two women that Charles has defeated all three challengers and hurt them to the point that they are not expected to live. (Act I, Scene 2)
Soon afterwards, Orlando defeats Charles, which leads to Rosalind and Orlando falling in love. Their love affair will be central to the rest of the play.
He is a courtier and he reports the results of the wrestling matches between the court wrestler and his challengers to Celia and Rosalind.
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